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Android Chorus

Android Chorus

Google Japan used 300 Android mobile devices and the Androidify app to create a digital beatbox a capella rendition of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. The virtual choir will also perform live in Tokyo. Not to be outdone, Apple China set up a… oh wait.

Google: Year in Search 2014

Google: Year in Search 2014

The latest in Google’s renamed zeitgeist commercial series features Nobel Prize winners, world champions, diseases, ice buckets, viruses, viral videos and more. Find out more about this year’s most searched topics on Google.

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YouTube Rewind 2014

YouTube Rewind 2014

A gathering of YouTube’s biggest celebrities and the people, animals, songs and memes that went viral this year, including Last Week Tonight, the Spider Dog and of course Frozen. The message is clear: YouTube is the new TV.

Dear Inbox

Dear Inbox

Dear Inbox is a paper greeting card service built into Gmail via a Chrome extension. Its fonts resemble handwriting and you can preview cards right in your Gmail page. Theodore Twombly not included.

Android Auto vs. Apple CarPlay

Android Auto vs. Apple CarPlay

9to5 Mac compared Google and Apple’s dashboard interfaces for their mobile devices. CarPlay (4:45) seems less elegant than Android Auto. Regardless, both seem to be just as distracting as using your phone while driving.

Google Nexus 9

Google Nexus 9

Google & HTC’s Nexus 9 tablet has an 8.9″ 2048×1536 IPS LCD display, HTC’s beloved dual front-facing speakers, 2GB RAM, the beastly Tegra K1 64-bit CPU – which also powers the NVIDIA Shield Tablet. Runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

Unofficially the Moto X’s big brother, the Nexus 6 has a 5.96″ 2560×1440 AMOLED display, a 13mp rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 3220mAh battery and will be one of the first devices to launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google Glass: Speech-to-Text

Google Glass: Speech-to-Text

Made by Georgia Tech student Jay Zuerndorfer, Captioning on Glass uses a companion Android app to translate speech into text in real time. Jay and his schoolmates are also working on a language translation software.

EA Sports: Madden Giferator

EA Sports: Madden Giferator

EA Sports teamed up with Google to make the Madden Giferator. The web app lets you make GIFs using animations from Madden NFL 15. Pick a team, a player and a background then add your smack talk and fire away.

Google Project Wing

Google Project Wing

Like Amazon’s Prime Air, Project Wing is a concept for a drone delivery service. The current prototype features a small tail-sitter that automatically flies to the delivery zone and lowers its package using a winch. More here.

Google Street Art Project

Google Street Art Project

Part of the Google Cultural Institute – yeah, we didn’t know that existed either – the Street Art Project is a curated collection of over 5,000 images and 100 exhibits, including those that have already been taken down.

Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

It’s no secret that Google has been working on autonomous cars for quite some time, but we were surprised to see this diminutive prototype, which has no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal, though it currently tops out at 25mph.

Roger Federer x Google Glass

Roger Federer x Google Glass

See what it’s like to be and to practice against the Maestro, thanks to Roger Federer, his coach Stefan Edberg and Google Glass. Imagine if you could livestream from a celebrity’s perspective. Oh wait.

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Google Glass 1-Day Sale

Google Glass 1-Day Sale

Google Glass is still in beta, but on 4/15/14, any US resident over 18 years old will be able to purchase the wearable device. Sign up on the Glass website to get an email reminder and be back there on Tuesday to place your order.

Cloud to Butt

Cloud to Butt

Here’s one of the best reasons to use Google Chrome. Steven Frank’s Cloud to Butt is a Chrome extension that looks for the phrase “the cloud” in webpages and changes them into “my butt.” Check out more examples here.

Google Night Walk

Google Night Walk

Google combines its Street View with its search engine and a voiceover to take you on a guided tour of Marseille, France. The result is a lovely and educational trip that you can take at your own pace. Best experienced with headphones.

Google Japan: Magic Input Hand

Google Japan: Magic Input Hand

Not about to be outdone by their American counterparts, Google Japan joins in on April Fools’ Day with this technical joke: a mechanical hand that makes it easier to use touchscreen devices. Captions available.

Android Wear

Android Wear

Android Wear is Google’s upcoming operating system for smartwatches. It displays notifications based on time, location and your personal info. It also supports voice commands and third-party apps. More here.

Google Project Ara Demo

Google Project Ara Demo

Google presented a non-functioning prototype of the Project Ara modular smartphone at This Week in Startups. The bare bones model could cost as low as $50 and will come in three sizes. Skip to around 6:00 for the demo.

Top Gear Track Google Street View

Top Gear Track Google Street View

Google took its Street View cars to the Top Gear test track in the UK. Just head to Google Maps and you can take a tour of the famous track, with The Stig harassing escorting you until you go across the line.

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Caroling with Google

Caroling with Google

You can worry less now about having your holiday spirit attacked thanks to an easter egg from Google. From any mobile device, simply type “let’s go caroling” into Google’s search box and karaoke versions of several classics pop up.

Google Zeitgeist 2013

Google Zeitgeist 2013

Google once again recounts significant events, viral moments, the highs, lows and other recent memories from the past year – based on search volume. We only wish they would make these clips longer. So much more happened than this.

Google Blackmail 2

Google Blackmail 2

(NSFW) With Google+ currently looking like yet another failed experiment, CollegeHumor decided it was time to go back to an old sketch that we truly and deeply hope stays as a joke. Because Mountain View has all of us by our balls.

Journey Through Middle-earth

Journey Through Middle-earth

Take a tour of Middle-earth and learn more about The Hobbit movie trilogy in this new Google Chrome experiment. You can view it from any Chrome browser, but it works best on desktop computers and high-end Android devices.

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

Google cuts out the middleman and the mid-range smartphone tier with the new Nexus 5. It has a 5″ 1080p screen, LTE, a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, 8mp camera and runs on the new Android 4.4 KitKat.

Lamborghini Museum Street View

Lamborghini Museum Street View

Lamborghini allowed Google Street View into its museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The 360º tour lets you check out Lambo’s supercars, one-off models, race cars and more. You can even zoom in to the interior of some of the cars.

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